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good morning. ready for round two, president obama and governor romney working hard today to get ready for their second crucial debate just two days away. will it change in format? change the way the candidates go at each other? we've live along the campaign trail. its slowest journey after traveling at speeds of more than 17,000 miles per hour, the space shuttle "endeavour" now inches through the streets of l.a. its 12-mile trip to its new home is nearly complete after two full days. and jump from the edge of space, one of the world's most fearless men getting ready to plunge from earth from more than 12,000 miles above and he just might do it. today is sunday, october 14th,
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might do it. today is sunday, october 14th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: this is "today" with lester holt and jenna wolfe, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm jenna wolfe. you were out late last night with your son and daughter-in-law. i was at my -- we'll call it my five-year high school reunion last night. i walked in. i thought i would get a lot of what are you doing, this and that and how have you changed? no. the question i got more than anything else is, oh, i'm surprised you didn't bring lester. ou didn't bring lester. really? you thought i would bring lester. hey guys, this is lester. >> i could have come in my prom suit, you know, the bright baby blue. >> i went for the popular look. >> it should be missed.
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>> this is why lester was missed. >> better to be invited. >> next ten years. anyway, a lot of politics to get to. president obama and governor romney spending the next two days studying notes for the next debate. this is their second three meetings and they are taking it very seriously. neither scheduling any other events today. well get a report in just a minute. >> in the upscale maine community, they are speaking out about the alleged prostitution scandal involvi a zumba dance instructor. we will talk to one woman who owns a business in the same building as the dance studio. talk about what she said she saw happening inside. >> plus, the amazing story of a grandmother who gave birth to her own grandson. she did it when she learned her daughter con bear children. the grandmother said she didn't give it a second thought when she was asked and they are now calling their little boy a miracle child. >> and reinventing yourself
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could be difficult at any age but betsy johnson did it at 70. after learning the company she built from the ground up had gone bankrupt. >> the splits. >> i think it was. >> when is the last time you did a split were lester? >> never. >> the day after there never. >> and a great story. a musical prodigy. only 7 years old but this little girl is composing music, wow be fans around the world. she has written an opera and some are comparing her to the likes of mozart. unbelievable. how some people are just born with this gifted talent. >> you mentioned earlier, what were we doing that age? ? finger painting. >> i couldn't even pronounce my name. i add hard time with the basic. >> can't wait to hear more of her story. >> we want to begin this morning with a race for the white house. president obama. governor romney, behind closed can doors getting ready for the big can debate. live if williamsburg, virginia
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where the president is in debate camp. kristin, good morning. >> good morning to you. it is no mistake that president obama is holding debates here in the swing state of virginia. the idea is to energize voters here. with so much at stake the president will undoubtedly spend the majority of his time getting ready for round two with mitt romney. >> president obama in virginia where he will hunker down in this resort to execution his debate with mitt romney. >> two more days to register. >> meanwhile, several miles away, obama surrogate, massachusetts governor patrick, rallied supporters. he said the president needs to deliver a stronger performance on tuesday. >> swing for the fence. tell the story about his accomplishments and about his vision for the next four years. because it is a winning
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strategy. >> campaign officials have acknowledged they need it make adjustments but will not give specifics except to say mr. obama will continue to spar with john kerry and study materials, unlike his first debate camp in nevada which included a big rally, there are no public events on the president's schedule this time. >> i think there are no accidents when it comes to the president's schedule. i think by showing he is not on the campaign trail, i think he is doing debate prep, taking this seriously. because he knows this is another defining moment in this race. >> meanwhile, a reinvigorated mitt romney was on the trail saturday. campaigning in must-win ohio where he tried to erode the president's lead here by criticize sizing the administration's china policy, an issue that resonates with auto workers in the state. >> over the past several years, the president failed it call china a currency manipulator. >> the obama campaign fired back calling romney's comments pure politics. meanwhile, the gop nominee will
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spend the rest of the weekend in the boston area. preparing for tuesday's town hall and he's been sparring with obama, ohio senator rob portman, who on saturday predicted their work would pay off. >> i was proud of paul ryan the other night, so proud of mitt romney and folks we will have another great debate next week. >> some say romney conducted a few practice town halles with swing state voters. >> now with, this time around those candidates will also have to spend a lot of time on foreign policy. that will likely be a big topic of conversation during the town hall and again during the third debate which will focus on that subject. left smer. >> kristin, thank you. david, good morning, good to see you. >> good morning, lester. >> let's talk about the upcoming debate. i'm wondering if vice president biden made it more difficult for the froze have a come back. and i wonder if mitt romney set a pretty high bar for himself in
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the last one. >> mitt romney has to sustain what he has, not just on style, but on substance, and do the things he did effectively in the first debate. the vice president was so aggressive and over the top in ways both pleasing and offensive to others. that is just not president obama's style, as a politics, as a person. so i think he will find his own way to be aggressive, challenge romney, disqualify romney. i think that's important. he will have to do it in his own style. within the bounds of this format where you have people in the audience who are asking questions that they will try to speak with. >> not only the people but the whole town hall format, does that lend to one strength over another in this case? >> it certainly is tough nor romney. but i think this is tough for the president as well. you have to mold a little bit. you have to connect. on the program this morning, we will go back to 1992 and the signature moments for president clinton when he was governor clinton yb in being able to feel
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your pain, as the expression goes. where he could identify with the people in the room. i think they both can do that as they talk policy, to also connect. we have seen in romney with an image issue, that is something -- a hump he really has to get over. >> the economy has been the strength for romney, or at least the area they want it target. but we are hearing more about foreign policy. the administration policy towards china. more attacks on what happened in benghazi and whether responses were answered for more security help. would you expect to hear more foreign policy in this debate? >> i think so because i think that romney wanted to connect to a broader leadership issue. break down of leadership. the benghazi issue and attack on cons late, death of our ambassador, and how it was handled. the fact there are different opinions from the administration. i think he want to expose that and keep the issue alive. we will see how it resonates with voters but it is an important issue dealt with by
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the administration. the trend line for the economy is more positive from the point of view of the administration and we see it in the polling too that people are feeling better about the direction of the economy. that may hurt romney's argument by saying, you know, that we have to switch leadership at this point. >> before i let you go, let us know what is coming up on meet the press this morning. >> we will talk about this in our own debate setting and one on one interview with steven colbert in character and out of character as he talks about the political race and system he tries to expose. >> sounds like a good show. we will be watching. david, thanks. >> ai thanks, lester. >> you can catch the next presidential debate news night at 9:00 eastern, 6 awning pacific here on nbc. >> tom is over at the news desk. hey, good morning. >> good morning jenna and lester. good morning, everyone. another person died from the outbreak of a rare form of meningitis. 15 people have died and 198
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people have been infected in more than a dozen states. overseas where the shooting of a girl while on hes her way home from school horrified people in pakistan and internationally. the girl was shot for promoting girl's administration. >> a navy submarine off the east coast saturday evening is under investigation bit military. the pentagon says no one was hurt and both vessels are now under their own power. the submarine, uss mont pillier and uss were in operations when they collided. space shuttle endeavour is on the journey through the streets of los angeles. officials estimate the spacecraft will reach the california science museum in the next two hours. delays, including widening the narrow streets, caused it to
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slow down. actor gary collins died at age 74. he was also master offer cerems in miss america contest. durable captain super star shortstop derek jeter broke his ankle in the 12th inning and is out for rest of post season. visiting detroit tigers went on to win 6-4. that the news, now back to lester and jenna. huge news for the yankees. since 1996, jeter never missed a post season game. >> you can almost hear the grown across the earth when that happened. >> should we try a silver lining. >> he is only out for three months, let's just, you know -- i'm the queen of silver lining these days. >> glass appears to be half full. >> all right, guys, i'm trying. i'm trying. we wish der derek jeter all the best. we have a check of the weather. good morning. >> good morning.
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pretty rough weather. widespread wind reports. take a look at this. this is saturday in missouri. intense storms, dangerous lightning, drenching rain and flooding. several college football games were held up for safety reasons with fans taking cover. now that same system is pushing into the ohio/mississippi valley again today. when the primary system could also see large hail and tornadoes. you can see the radar. lot of heavy rain, flood watch in effect for michigan but that line of storm stretching down into texas. ahead of it for northeast to mid-atlantic, waking up to temperatures 10 to 30 degrees warmer than this time
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that's a look at your weather. jenna, back over to you. >> thank you. this is no ordinary skydive. this morning a daredevil is preparing for a plunge over new mexico that could land him squarely in the record books. but he is putting his life on the line. >> jenna, this is truly amazing. felix bombgartner planes it jum from 20 miles up. breaking a 52-year-old altitude record and the sound barrier in the process. >> a supersonic free-fall from the edge of space. austrian daredevil felix bomb gartner is attempting to break the record for the highest ever skydive and become the first human to break the sound barrier without a spacecraft. >> still talking about breaking the speed of sound in an airplane.
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but a human? >> if all goes as planned, a balloon will lift felix through the atmosphere in a pressurized capsule at a height of 20,000 feet. bombgartner said he will then just jump. >> i will slide the door open. bailout. and be the first human person in free-fall to break the speed of sound. >> 1.2. >> this is the team's second attempt at the record. the first scrapped when winds exceeded limits on inflating the ultra thin balloon. >> here would we go, buddy. >> balmgartner made two tests. one from 72,000, the other from 96,000. but today's jump will break a record that stood for more than five decades. >> you all ready to go? >> ways born ready. >>? 1960 air force officers joe kitinger jump from just over 102,000 feet. >> the danger where he is going is the same today as when i did my jump. it hasn't changed a bit. >> now kitinger is working with
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balmgartner's team to help felix break his record. >> to you need a team, good protection, little bit of luck and the right guy to do it. i think felix will do it. >> felix's past jumps from become youtube hits, jumping out into caves, across the english channel in a wing suit. but today's attempt could become balmgartner's legacy as the man who jumped from space. >> now balmgartner's experiment coincides with the 65 pj anniversary of chuck yager breaking the speed of soun in a plane. chuck yager will redo that as well. hopefully one day maybe you guys can reenact that. you have skydived. you've been with the blue angels. >> well, he can fly us up and can i jump us down. >> i'm calling red bull right now. >> wouldn't you need your ipad?
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>> we would fight the whole way up for what music we would be listening to. he's like, earth, wind and fire. i'm like barry manilow. thank you so much. we will move on so fast. up next on "today." she composes her own music and plays instrults. this pint-sized prodigy is just 7 years old. well meet her right after this. , simple pleasures can simply hurt. the sadness, anxiety, the loss of interest. the aches and pains and fatigue. depression hurts. cymbalta can help with many symptoms of depression. tell your doctor right away if your depression worsens, you have unusual changes in behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not approved for children under 18. people taking maois or thioridazine or with uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymbalta. taking it with nsaid pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners may increase bleeding risk. severe liver problems, some fatal, were reported.
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signs include abdominal pain and yellowing skin or eyes. tell your doctor about all your medicines, including those for migraine and while on cymbalta, call right away if you have high fever, confusion and stiff muscles or serious allergic skin reactions like blisters, peeling rash, hives, or mouth sores to address possible life-threatening conditions. talk about your alcohol use, liver disease and before you reduce or stop cymbalta. dizziness or fainting may occur upon standing. simple pleasures shouldn't hurt. talk to your doctor about cymbalta. depression hurts. cymbalta can help. sure, bisquick makes delicious pancakes, but that's just the start. unleash the hidden power of bisquick. see what you can make at a 7-year-old british girl is taking the classical music world by storm being likened by some
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to mozart. she already composed several songs, starting when she was 5. her popularity on-line is growing fast with tens of thousands of views on youtube. >> oh, yes. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: alma is composing a chela, her father at her side, to help her put her music down. >> okay. can you make the move on that. >> yes. >> reporter: the 7-year-old composed a short opera and is an incredibly gifted musician. >> elma, that was wonderful. you composed it yourself? >> yes. >> reporter: is it about anything in particular? >> no.
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>> reporter: still it small to reach the pedals were her ability to have sophisticated classical music amazes critics. >> it normally comes when i'm resting kind of. because normally when i try, it is more when i'm in bed or resting, relaxed? >> reporter: enchanting to find a little girl of that age sitting and composing her own music, to quite a substantial degree is really extraordinary. >> reporter: once a week, hpian teachers puts her through the paces. >> it is almost like she has been here before. it is uncanny. >> reporter: elma also plays the violin. accompanied with her mother and performed her own music in london and israel. >> it i like it when she
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performs much more than she did z. >> you like it? >> well i just want everything to turn out well. yes. >> reporter: elma spends five hours a day on her music but does normal kid stuff too. >> i like it climb trees tp i like to dance. i read a lot. >> reporter: some say she is too young to be compared to the greats, but there is no doubt this child is an original talent. nbc news, london. >> just watching in fascination. >> five hours a day, though. that's some sort of discipline there to sit and do that. for a 7-year-old. >> we want it hear more from her. still coming on "today." will the list of patrons in the prostitution ring be made public tomorrow? [ male announcer ] 20,000 btus produce a delicate sear. double-oven range makes dinner and dessert -- at the same time. turbo-charged advantium oven cooks more than twice as fast,
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good sunday morning, everyone. time is 6:26. you're looking at a live picture this morning from a foggy san francisco. i'm garvin thomas in this morning for kris sanchez. our first story of the day is what's happening in san francisco. later today the san francisco giants buzzing with game one against st. louis cardinals starting at 5:15 today. if you have a ticket in your hand for today's playoff game, hang onto it tight. fans stopped by to buy tickets were disappointed because box offices were closed. fans had better luck going online. standing room only tickets $120 each. if you want to sit down and watch the game prices range from
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$140 to $1,000. for some fans, money is no object. >> we have tickets for 49ers game in the morning and we didn't get tickets for the baseball game but we're pretty sure we're getting them. >> giants fever means big money for businesses near the ballpark. one bar manager says he expects tens of thousands of dollars in extra revenue. while in san jose, it's the end of an era. the race street fish and poultry market closes its doors today. the owner says it's time to retire. this means customers will have to look elsewhere for the 10,000 pounds of fresh crab purchased every christmas week and hundreds of turkeys bought at thanksgiving. the market opened in 1947. the seafood kitchen next door to the market will remain open. it has been weeks and a winning lottery ticket sold in pleasanton is still unclaimed. the ticket is worth $220,000 and
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was sold at a market on the september 10th drawing. it matched all five winning numbers. missed the megaball number of 11. the winning ticket must be presented to lottery officials for the prize to be claimed. let's look at the forecast coming up for this day. it's very important day in san francisco with not only the giants but niners playing. it promises to be a foggy start as you saw in the opening picture. lots of morning clouds. things should clear up and it might be a warm evening in san francisco for the giants game. if you look ahead in our seven-day forecast, you notice things will heat up later in the week. rob mayeda will be here at 7:00 on "today in the bay" with your full forecast. also today at 7:00, we'll have a live report from at&t park on today's giant playoff game and we'll hear from starting pitcher
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madis madison. there's a dog treat recall to tell you about and other top stories at 7:00. right now back to the "today" show.
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we're back on a sunday morning, october 14, 2012. what a great group of people joining us o out here this morning. here it make noise, wave, do all that good stuff. have fun with pompom. alongside lester holt. still to come in this half hour, we are talking about the zumba dance instructor accused of running a prostitution ring in a small down in maine. will the alleged client list be made public this week? we will talk to a woman who was nearby and says she heard a lot more than dancing from there. >> we have the story after woman giving birth to her own grandson. sounds odd. she didn't think twice about doing it when her own daughter found out she was unable it
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carry a child. they are calling the new bundle of joy a miracle. we will hear more about that story. >> interesting story. plus one of the snaziest and hippest women. we will talk about her starting over when her company went under. starting over at 70. >> a nice lady. >> and the call of the wild. we will introduce you to fun creatures from latin-america and learn about the worldwide effort to keep them safe. >> and a humungous law and order fan, we are talking to law and order fans who may be excited to see an old familiar face coming back to the show. one of the stars of "law and order criminal intent", playing the character for 11 years, coming back as a guest on "svu."
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so well talk about that as a role reversal. >> can i tell everybody your news? >> go ahead. >> you did a part for "svu". >> i did. we will have a piece on it next sunday. this is the most fun i've ever had in my entire life. a close second, "svu." >> let's get another check of the weather from maria. >> good morning, guys. . we have a sweet 16. happy birthday. >> thank you. >> we are 10 to 30 degrees warmer in parts of the northeast because our big storm system is now pushing to the east and that surge of warm air is under way. but you see that area if red, that's severe from cincinnati to northern alabama. the chance of gusty winds, biggest threat today and heavy rain fall. by tomorrow, clearing the coast. we are in good shape. sunshine and high pressure taking over for tomorrow. you see all those mild temperatures,
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all right, we want to make sure we get your sunday prepare pe ed. it is football night. we have the green bay packers and the texans. there is a cold front swinging on through. temperatures for the kick off, 77 to 81 degrees. jenna, over to you. >> maria, thanks. not only is this a story we have been following, an alleged
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prostitution skapdal at a zumba studio under a quiet maine town. residents wonder if the so-called client list will be made public. here is nbc's michelle franzen. >> list or no list, rumors are swirling in maine. they are wondering if they should keep the list sealed. >> i don't think it is fair it release the names. >> the women involved are the ones getting punished. it is not the johns. and i mean, what the heck? >> the smau new england community in shock over allegations more than 100 clients paid for sex at this dance studio, run by zumba fitness instructor alexis wright. >> do have you a comment. >> no, i do not, thank you? >> wright pleading not guilty to 106 count including prostitution, tax evasion, theft and invasion of privacy.
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>> it was a constant flow of men coming and going on a daily basis. >> she also described hearing unusual noises coming from the studio. >> these were not sounds that you would hear in a zumba class. it was very clear that it was something other than zumba. >> court documents alleged wright kept meticulous records of clients and secretly recorded video of sexual encounters with the help of her business partner, mark strong. he was charged with privacy violations and promoting prostitution. he, too, as denied any wrongdoing. meanwhile, there is a court battle it keep the names af ledged clients from being released. an injunction was denied and impending appeal in state supreme court. in a separate motion, attorney gary coleman says his clients were among those secretly video taped and since they are named as victims in the state's case, their identities should be protected. >> i think my client are victims after crime. that's how i see it. and the crime is invasion of
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privacy. >> but for the tenant who lost business, and she says a part of her community due to the scandal, justice is clear. >> all of these people knew going into it that they were committing a crime and that it was wrong. they knew the consequences of hurting their families and loved ones. and feel they should own up to that. >> for today, michelle franzen, nbc news, new york. >> and now, here he lester. >> jenna, thanks. the ultimate form of a mother's love. a grandmother giving birth to her own grandson. it happen feared woman desperate to become a mom but unable to have a child. that's when she turned to her own mother for help. >> reporter: some day young tucker will be accused of telling a story that sounds unbelievable he will say, meet the woman who gave girth to me. she is my grandmother. but before we explain that, this celebration of life, begins with
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heartache. >> my uterus never fully formed so because of that i would not be able to carry. >> reporter: tucker's mom is 26-year-old krista saxon. she and her husband, trent, wanted to get pregnant but it just wasn't going to happen. >> i wanted to have that nine months to carry your child and bond with them. that's the mother's job. sorry. it was just hard knowing that i couldn't do that for my child. >> reporter: which is when krista went on the hunt for a surrogate. an only child, she asked nieces, cousins, friends, then she wondered, what about mom. >> i nod hesitation. no hesitation whatsoever. wasn't even anything to think about. >> reporter: odds were again them, but luck was not. her mom at 45 years old was able to carry her grandchild, tucker,
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to term. >> krista ended up having one egg so to transfer one egg and it worked the first time and get a baby, that was healthy, was a miracle baby. report all of that, her doctors told her, is a first in georgia history. and now, part of a family story of love and generosity. >> just seeing the joy and happiness on their faces when he was born, and he was so perfect and it hand it over to them, there is no words to describe it. there's way no way we could ever thank her enough or repay her for what she has given us. >> reporter: for "today", nbc news, miami. >> up next, designer betsy johnson proves that starting over can happen at any age. her story, after these messagees. if the capital one cash rewards card gives you a 50% annual bonus. and everyone, but her...
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. fashion designer betsy johnson is known for funky designs and over the top spirit. after her company filed for bankruptcy this year, that spirit was tested. but at 70 years young, she is refusing to hang up her hat. nbc caught up with the iconic designer. >> reporter: with her signature red lips and blonde hair, betsy johnson cart wheels down the runway. this is what 70 looks like
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back. >> back, proving that age is just a number and it is never too late to start over. >> everything will be okay in the end. if it isn't oep okay, it is not the end. . you feel good and your work-doctor you're happy. there is no cut off time. >> for "today", joelle, new
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this morning on today's call of the wild, creatures from one of the plannest's most biologically diverse regions, latin-america. >> here to further our understanding of wildlife and knowledge down there, julie, thanks for joining us. >> we have some fantastic animals from the rain forest of south america today. these guys all need the forest to survive. this is cyprus from discovery
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cove, down in florida. she is a mom twice over and she is a lesser anteater. >> she eats fewer ants? >> just because she is smaller. she is full grown, obviously here at 13 years old. >> looking good. >> giant ant eaters get to be about a hundred pounds. she is only 15 pounds or so. >> ant eaters really eat ants? >> up to 9,000 a day. >> a long tongue. she can just -- >> let me show you that. here. you guys can hold this test tube. it has some grubs on top and honey on the bottom. and -- >> look at that tongue. >> 16 inches long. she can actually very easily hit the bottom of that as well. >> is that worms? >> those are. little grubs. >> does she have teeth? >> no. no teeth at all. she actually kind of grinds up -- >> are these the animals that can smell like skunks? >> yes. >> she is not going to do that, right?
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>> no. they only do that if they are going to -- need to defend themselves, really. >> this is unbelievable. >> isn't that awesome? >> you know we have wood for her to climb around on as well. one of the really cool things about ant eaters is how strong they are. we've got the toucan next. and this is cyrano. >> i'm craving fruit loops. >> we have done a little bit of difference here. but yes, the beak looks like it would be heavy and overpowering for them. but it is very lightweight. scientists don't even know what it is used for, exactly. but i can tell you right now, that cyrano is a great catcher. you can toss cyrano a grape -- >> good luck, cyrano. >> good catch there. >> it looks like the beak just snaps on.
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>> oh, hey, wow, you gave him a challenge there too. >> awesome. >> these guys aren't real strong flyers in the forest. but again, do need the trees in order to survive. >> are they like parrots? >> they aren't like parrots. they can't even bite with their beak. it is very gentle. >> he says, do you have anything for me while you're doing that? >> we will hand him off now so we can bring out a small primate from the forest of south america. >> this is for us. >> this is a critically endan r endangered species here, called a cotton topped cameron. found in one small section of south america, which is called colombia. >> like this? >> yeah. because of the loss of the trees in the forest, in the areas where they live, that they can't survive now. so their populationes have declined to less than -- he says, done with that grape. to less than 6,000. so everything that can be done,
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and people can make a difference. look at that. isn't that cool just to see him fly up there? and basically, they are just so at home in the trees. but without the trees, they can't survive. people can buy sustainably harvested wood and paper products. can you look for stewardship certification to show that it was sustainably harvested and not taken from forests, which are important to wildlife. >> a member of the monkey family? >> yes, a primate. >> okay. we're good, we're good. >> i think that -- >> the thought of even having to ask that, he is like, now do you think i'm part of the monkey family? >> that's great. >> didn't see that coming. >> a good jumper, that's for sure. >> thank you so much for bringing these wuflg friends us to. really appreciate it. as always. >> where is our monkey going? >> we're going to take a break. we're back, right after this. ♪
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"law and order svu" is going strong in its 14th season.
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this will welcome back a familiar face. >> yes, bringing back the character she played on "law and order criminal intent" for over a decade now, we are so lucky to have her here with us. katherine, good morning. >> good morning. >> so you get this rare opportunity to have this fantastic career as a character, then take a year off and come back and bring the kark tear back. what was that like? >> awesome. i loved being able to take her over there, with those guys. we had a blast. they are a great group. they are having a great time. and i miss imes an i think people do, they are constantly asking me. >> we do miss you, both characters. these shows are used to having guest stars on it. what is it like to come with a pretty familiar group of crew members where you are the guest? >> it was odd. odd. i was very much aware of it being their show and wanting to be a smooth part of the process.
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and not hold them back in any way. >> i'm sure you did. >> we were talking about this earlier, before this monmonsoon plaza here. i had the chance to be on there as a guest star. you feel it is so special. even though you were on a franchise show like this, what was the feeling? >> i was totally nervous. i haven't said that kind of dialogue no n a long time. now imes is with homeland security. so having to say sex traffickers about 50 times in a row is a tongue twister. >> you are working with homeland security and you get in the way of one of their investigations. >> they get in the way of my investigation. i just want it make that clear. >> oh, okay. yours is much more important. >> yeah, i would like it think that. but benson didn't agree. so we compromised. >> you did off camera --
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>> on-camera. the two characters get drunk at the end of the show. >> i was not a part of that. >> her sifter is here. >> oh hi, how are you? >> we should mention, you have a great project. a role you are resurrecting. pat nixon. >> i'm playing pat nixon. it is a clay called "checkers." and terry kenny directs and it is by an amazing writer. come and see it. it is really an amazing story. >> will your sister be there? >> she was there twice yesterday. >> oh, okay. >> this is how it works, as your sister. >> so she should be on this side of the fence. >> next time. >> you are putting in your 300? >> i was wrong, it is october 24. n not 22nd.
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>> so and yours is 19th. >> only two dates you need to know. you just got overshadowed. katherine, thank you so much. >> thank you. it was a pleasure. >> so your photos of having fun in the fall. >> remember, you can submit pictures on our website, facebook or twitter, hash tag my life. >> thank for joining us. >> have a good weekend. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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